A small Mayo Clinic study has added new data to a growing body of evidence that mutations in EGFR and other genes do occur concurrently with ALK rearrangements in non small-cell lung cancer, although relatively infrequently.

In 25 ALK-positive patient samples, the group found five overall to have a second mutation: one in EGFR, and four in MET.

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The Seattle Times writes that pharmacogenomics testing can help choose medications that may work best for people with depression.

Researchers report that deleting one gene from butterflies affects their wing coloration patterns, according to the Washington Post.

In PNAS this week: genome sequencing of weevil symbionts, retinoid X receptor deletion in lung cancer metastasis, and more.

Sequencing could help combat foodborne illnesses, according to a blog post by Food and Drug Administration officials.